Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux. 13.5%
The first 2002 Bordeaux I’ve tasted, and the first time I have ever tried this producer. Not a bad first impression !
A racy wine. Lovely, pristine, black currant cabernet with new but deftly handled oak. This has purity and style. The sort of wine that many good New World producers are aiming for, but before reaching this goal most get tripped up by excessive alcohol, acid etc.
Compared to 2001 wines this has similar nice acid and classic structure but perhaps a further degree of attack and ripeness.
Pretty exciting. Suggests that at its best 2002 was a very good vintage indeed.